Boy found hanging at home : Police

SRINAGAR: Protests erupted at Mir Bazar Kulgam in South Kashmir on Thursday after the dead body of a missing pregnant woman was found by locals near Bus stop in the town. Protestors halted rail service and blocked the traffic for hours.

Quoting police sources, a CNS report said that Sumaira Jan, daughter of Ghulam Muhammad Mir, from  Sadoora Qazigund, was married eight months ago to one Mehboob Mir of Babdar Fathepora Larkipora Anantnag some 8 months before.

Sumaira, according to police, went missing on April 28 when she had ventured out of in-Laws’ house. Her husband had lodged a missing report about her on May 10. Her body, with face disfigured face and torture marks on body, was found on Thursday at A-One Stop, Mir Bazar, Kulgam, the reports said.

As the news spread people in her native village Sadoora and Mir Bazar staged a protest demanding immediate arrest of the culprits. The protestors blocked rail service and halted traffic while the police assured them that culprits would be brought to book after speedy investigation. However, agitated protestors resorted to stone pelting while police used tear-smoke shells to disperse them. The clashes between police and protestors continued for hours.

A police official said that some miscreants threw stones at the FSL vehicle that had come on the spot at Mir Bazar, causing damage to the vehicle. However, police chased them away and carried on with their investigations.

Father of the deceased woman said he didn’t know why her innocent daughter was murdered. A police official said that they have registered a formal case and investigation has been taken up in this regard.

Meanwhile, Jehangir Ahmad Raina, 13, was found dead in his room at Kangan, Police Thursday said. A CNS report, however, said the boy in Kallu Mohalla Gund Kangan quarreled with his mother over some petty issue and later locked himself up in his room where he was later found hanging from the ceiling.

Reports said he was shifted to a locale healthcare facility where the doctors declared him brought dead.

Police has registered a case in this regard and started investigations.


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